Samantha Yarmiy

Training facilitator in leadership, anti-violence and body confidence and activist for global action of feminine health issues

Samantha Yarmiy is a youth advocate with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), based in Manitoba, Canada. She speaks English and is fluent in American Sign Language.

“In Canada women only hold 25% of the seats in parliament; thus, perpetuating gender inequality. We need to step up and encourage and support our female youth to enter these occupations. To highlight strong female role models in this field and redefining the definition of a leader so we don’t stereotypically associate a leader being a male role.”

Samantha is an experience public speaker and blogger on issues surrounding gender equality and girls’ rights.  She is a climate activist and attends regular climate strikes in Canada.

A full-time student with a minor in Woman and Gender Studies, Samantha believes strongly that gender equality means that women and men have equal opportunities in their lives. She advocates that Girl Guides help women by creating opportunities for them to develop their skills and abilities in a safe environment.

She is an experienced training facilitator on the WAGGGS Leadership Mindsets, Free Being Me body confidence and Voices Against Violence non-formal education curricula.

Ask Samantha about:

-Action on Sustainable Development Goal 5 – gender equality
-Leadership mindset framework and community leadership
-Climate action

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